So, I received a nice surprise the other day........the missus, out of the blue, said I should take a bike tour this year! My only thought on this was, she must have another man. But hey! Bike tour!
So......after regaining consciousness and coming round, picking myself up off the floor, I got to thinking - where to go?
I've got 7 days. Certainly don't want to stay in the UK. I've saved a few touring guides from various mags through the years, so starting flicking through these, and an idea started to formulate - The Black Forest in Germany! Not too close, not too far. And home to the B500 - consistently considered one of the top-10 biking roads in the world. Yes!
Spoke to the old man - he's up for it. Game on.
Now to planning.......
There is, however, a little thing niggling the back of my mind (no, not the thought of there being another man.....if there is, I'll bring him a gift back!! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/SCR950Forum/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG])
No.....is the SCR going to be up to it? Not in terms of "will it survive" - of course it will. But is it powerful and/or fast enough. Now, I'm no speed demon by any stretch, but most days will be at least 200 miles, some will be closer 300. Inevitably, there will be some motorway/highway involved (although I'll try to minimise this). Also bear in mind, the old man is on a BMW R1200RS - 135bhp of Bavarian loveliness. When I'm really stretching the throttle cables, he'll be about ticking over in 6th.
At the same time, I would really like to take the SCR - I think it'll be a hoot.
Take look at 'circuit' people do around the Black Forest though - I doubt there'd be much left of the pegs, never mind the feelers ('hero blobs'):
Can anyone assuage my fears?